MLA '08: Symposium
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 12:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
801 Not-so Dangerous Liaisons: Best Practices for Library Liaison Work
Cosponsored by the Public Services, Public Health/Health Administration, and Educational Media and Technologies Sections
Cost: $275 (nonmember, $415); includes box lunch
Many health sciences libraries have initiated or are planning liaison programs to help direct public services efforts more efficiently and with greater authority. As these liaison programs take form, valuable lessons are being learned about interacting effectively with academic departments. Communication, collaboration, and instruction all play a role in being an effective liaison.
This symposium will address the various facets of liaison work among
librarians, both academic and hospital-based, including methods for initiating
or improving liaison programs, effective communication and instruction
techniques, improved understanding of web 2.0 technologies as they apply
to liaison work, and methods for evaluating the success of library liaison
programs. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with panels
composed of participants in successful liaison programs and to discuss
how they might build a program at their own institution, utilizing some
of the lessons from these panelists.
How to Design and Start a Library Liaison Program
Making Effective Connections with Liaison Groups
Outreach Using New Technologies
Evaluation of Library Liaison Programs